News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    The UNTFSSE virtual event: “What role for the Social and Solidarity Economy in the post COVID-19 crisis recovery?”

    14 July 2020

    Speakers from UNTFSSE member organizations reflected on roles of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in a “better recovery” from COVID-19.

  2. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Mr Akira KURIMOTO, Chair of the ICA-AP Research Committee and former Professor at the Institute for Solidarity-based Society at Hosei University, Japan

    13 July 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  3. News

    ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action

    06 July 2020

    The webinar focused on climate action, the theme for this year’s International Day of Cooperatives. Four speakers presented on the role of cooperatives in climate change mitigation and adaptation and discussed ways to scale up efforts toward a greener and better future.

  4. International Day of Cooperatives

    How cooperatives can help Brazil’s waste pickers build back from COVID-19

    03 July 2020

    This year’s International Day of Cooperatives on 4 July will focus on climate action. Waste pickers’ cooperatives in Brazil are examples of how cooperatives can help combat climate change, while facing the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    International Day of Cooperatives

    ILO Director-General’s statement for the International Day of Cooperatives 2020

    03 July 2020

    The 2020 International Day of Cooperatives is marked on Saturday 4 July under the theme "Cooperatives for Climate Action" which is closely linked to SDG13. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a statement.

  6. Video

    Cooperatives for Climate Action - International Day of Cooperatives 2020

    02 July 2020

  7. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No. 6, June 2020

    30 June 2020

  8. News

    ILO COOP participates in Open Innovation Campus session on health cooperatives and the pandemic

    29 June 2020

  9. News

    The Tunisian Parliament adopts a bill on the social and solidarity economy

    24 June 2020

    The new law has been developed through a series of tripartite consultations with the support of the ILO to create an enabling environment for a more equitable and inclusive human-centred economic model in Tunisia.

  10. News

    Co-operatives UK gives a special award for ILO COOP on the occasion of its Centenary

    22 June 2020

    The award recognizes the important role played by the ILO on cooperative development around the world since 1920.